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Sonata for Viola (1981)

Director: Alexander Sokurov, Semyon Aranovich
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Studio: Facets
Genre: Documentary, Music, Biographies, Documentary, Music
Running Time: 75 min.
Languages: Russian
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German
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Dimitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola documents the career of the man considered by many to be the finest composer of the 20th century. The film offers a wealth of performance footage as well as images of personal appearances by the man. In order to protect this documentary from the KGB who wanted it destroyed, the negative was buried for many years. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

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Soviet Life by Wedge9 March 18, 2013 - 9:29 PM PDT
Beyond the interest in Shostakovich's music, this is filled with black-and-white clips of life in the Soviet Union. In that regard, it's an interesting document about another time and another society.

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